July 12, 2023 By Helicopters Staff
Mt Hutt Aviation and 369 Ltd. have teamed together to join MD Helicopters’ network of Authorized Service Centers to increase the level of service and support of aircraft in New Zealand and the surrounding Australasia region. Currently their combined maintenance services include over 40 per cent of the MD Helicopters (MDH) aircraft operating in this region.
“We welcome Mt Hutt Aviation and 369 to our global network of partners who go above and beyond to keep our customers flying,” said Ryan Weeks, VP of Aftermarket Sales & Support at MD Helicopters. “Authorized Service Centers are an extension of the MD Helicopters team and each of these organizations brings with them a long history of providing service to the MDH fleet.”
With a combined 50+ years of experience maintaining helicopters between each organization, Mt Hutt Aviation and 369 capabilities include maintenance, avionics, refurbishment, and specialty paint services.
“By growing our current working relationship, we are able to share resources, knowledge, and operate as a joint service center,” said Mark Kershaw, Chief Engineer at Mt Hutt Aviation. “This allows our teams to support a growing MDH fleet, maintenance contracts, and airframe upgrade opportunities.”
Established in 2013, Mt Hutt Aviation delivers fleet management support and maintenance between two purpose-built facilities in Canterbury. In addition to maintenance capabilities, MHA offers 24/7 support on time-critical projects, as well as on-site engineering and avionics services.
Based in Tauranga in the North Island, 369 is a family-operated business with decades of experience working exclusively with the MDH airframe. Their services include maintenance and repair on the full line of civilian single-engine MD Helicopters models.